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"What Are You Always Asked to Bring to the Holiday Event?"

Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:17 PM
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Triplesec, I sang one time and they turned off the power on me It was ugly.
 
Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:18 PM
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Hors d'oeuvres--Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Cheesecake or smoked oyster roll or shrimp in a chafing dish (easy!).
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:21 PM
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I am always asked to bring me .

But I always bring bottles of wine and wonderful chocolates. And shrimp and my homemade cocktail sauce for appetizers.

I also make sure I bring my sense of humor too in case someone gets a tad bit crabby or annoying. God bless our families!!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:22 PM
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Amen to that, LoveItaly!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:34 PM
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We always bring the gravy makings. It has now become a ritual. SIL's mother and I have a tete a tete over the stove as I'm making the gravy. I use chicken stock and madeira(yum) along with the usual flour& pan drippings.

We bring something different most years in addition to gravy fixings. This year we're bringing A Four Onion Gratin (Epicurious.com) which I had whipped up last year and it was a big hit. We're also bringing wine(Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) and a hot artichoke dip.

I must say though the biggest hit remains the Foil covered chocolate turkeys one grandma brings for the kids every year. Some of them are tenn-agers now and still want those holiday tradions(Thank God).
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:42 PM
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Rudabaga medley.
Combination of spinach and rudabaga
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:45 PM
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My homemade bread. This year we are hosting the day though and I passed this onto another family member...but my dad sounded disappointed so I may be making it anyway. That and my marionberry pies...which I add loganberry liquer to.

Loveitaly--Bringing the sense of humor is THE most important thing!!!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:51 PM
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GoTravel - that's funny! Few people are born singers. Even the pros have vocal coaches.
You know, a person could select songs for group singing...or a song that's so incredibly difficult that nobody in the room could do better.
I saw William Shatner a month ago(?) singing with Joe Jackson on Leno/Letterman/O'Brien one night. Shatner's new album is more speaking than singing. Ben Folds wrote the music. I'll go to any Joe Jackson concert anywhere within range. Anyway, if Shatner can do it...I know you can do it, GT!!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:53 PM
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TripleSec, I'm tellin' ya, it is BAD! Tone deaf.
 
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For Thanksgiving (aka The Great Food Orgy), I always bring corn pudding, my sister makes the turkey (deep fried) and dressing, my mother brings sweet potato souffle and mashed potatoes, my aunt brings a cranberry salad, and my sister-in-law brings rolls. Desserts are a free-for-all. Bring whatever you wish. Except for my cousin and his wife. We ask them to please not cook.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:54 PM
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John...

rudebaga medley??

Sounds wonderful..8-X

Please tell me you are pulling our collective legs....LOL
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:09 PM
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Raspberry Zinfandel punch

Dessert!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:11 PM
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They just ask me to bring beer or wine. No on ever asks me to MAKE anything. I wonder why that is......hmmmm

That's alright, because I "treat" them to my singing of Christmas carols as I wash the dishes.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:21 PM
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We do an ornament exchange with a bunch of rowdy friends each December. And we have to bring a side to the affair. My better half pulled a Bourbon sweet potato recipe from the FoodNetwork web site for a fall get-together with some of these same folks. Now she's "obligated" to repeat the dish for our December get-together. Check out the recipe on their website. It's great.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:22 PM
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For typical holiday cocktail parties, I'm always asked to bring my famous crab spread. No, I can't post the recipe since it's been a trademark specialty of my family's catering company for many years. Sorry.

Christmas Day we always have dinner with the same group of close friends since our families are so far away. On that particular day I spend most of it cooking the traditional side dishes, as well as homemade rolls and dessert. My best friend makes the turkey and ham, as well as a couple more sides and we all have quite a feast under the stars.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:34 PM
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My family's favorite is my cheesy broccoli casserole-I know it doesn't sound all that great but combine velveeta, butter and ritz crackers and the broccoli seems to disappear! Mmmm, I can't wait for it!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 01:38 PM
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swalter, that's one of the sides I do every year, too! I put rice in mine, but have never tried Ritz. That might be a new way to give it a try.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 02:20 PM
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Pecan pie and chocolate chile truffles.

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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 02:35 PM
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PLACEU2
RUTABAGA MEDLEY
1 12ounce pkg. frozen spinach souffle
1 medium rutabaga
1/3 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
dash pepper

Thaw spinach souffle(Stauffers brand)
Peel and cube rutabaga. Cook rutabaga covered in boiling salted water about 25 minutes or till tender. Drain well. In large bowl beat or mash rutabaga till smooth. Beat in butter, salt, ground nutmeg and pepper. Fold in the thawed spinach souffle. Turn mixture into a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake uncovered in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through.
ENJOY
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Old Nov 22nd, 2004, 03:19 PM
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The Yankee brings wine and I bake my Apple Tart.
One year I was asked to bring the stuffing! It was a NY couple who had never tasted my ( Southern grandmas) Cornbread stuffing .. an exotic treat to some
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